(Behavioral Healthcare Executive, May 25) While many college students enjoy the camaraderie of fraternity and sorority organizations, those in recovery are likely to steer clear of the “Greek life” because of its notorious reputation for keg parties, underage drinking and destructive mischief. But a new alternative social club is emerging steps away from the University of Texas at Austin campus, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.
The Alpha 180 sober fraternity will open in August in the former Phi Delta Theta house, a 4,400 square-foot brick building just two blocks away from a 20-bed sober student residence. As a non-residential gathering space, the fraternity will also host student dinners each night for the collegiate recovery community. Read more.